I celebrated my 35th birthday last week. My awesome assistant Eddy brought an excellent bottle of wine to work to celebrate. We did not consume it on my birthday, but a few days later, after a particularly crazy day at work.
Spanish wine rocks and the Castillo de Almansa Reserva 2001 is no exception. Dark cherry in colour with a nose of black pepper and ripe berries. This is a big, intense wine, heavy on the black pepper and oak flavours with a sweet, cherry finish. At $20.10 (at the LCBO) this is not your every day chugger but a damn fine wine. Thanks Eddy!